Graduate Diploma of Technology and Innovation (K6T)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Accelerated Study Period 1

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

The Tasmanian technology start-up sector has approached the University of Tasmania to co-design and co-develop a Graduate Diploma for high achieving ICT graduates with a passion for coding.

Students who are offered a place in this course are digital innovators who want to advance their entrepreneurial, leadership, design, and technical skills. Upon completion, you will have an authentic and tested understanding of what it means to engage in innovative product and service design, with a go-to-market focus.

You will understand what it means to be entrepreneurial and how to be a highly effective communicator who can “feed-into” the complexities of different business contexts and thrive in them. Your studies will include a large project-based component where you will work with the local tech industry in the design and pitch of an ICT product. ​

This course will equip you with advanced and diverse opportunities to become an ICT entrepreneur in possession of superior skills and capabilities at the early graduate level. Designed for those who want to branch out, build their own paths, and bring new ideas to life.

  1. Design ICT Services and Products which are scalable and incorporate bilingual capabilities.
  2. Create an intuitive design using resilience enabling techniques during a rapid development process.
  3. Produce quality innovative projects using a holistic approach, that is solution focused, and evidence based.
  4. Research existing solutions and design to inform the pragmatic actualisation of a bespoke market ready solution.
  5. Provide evidence of leadership, empathy and collaboration when delivering a bespoke solution for markets or clients

Reverse Pitch Project

Gain first-hand experience pitching an innovative tech solution to investors. Your Reverse Pitch Project will give you exposure to how products are developed, pitched, and perceived by stakeholders and relevant markets.

Industry Driven Project

Create a prototype for a viable product or service advanced through a process of opportunity identification and analysis, iterative design development, and testing. You'll have the opportunity to explore the relationship between design and industry to develop skills in the planning, development, and production of products and services for a target market or use-case scenario.

Stakeholder Project

Apply your skills to an Indigenous based problem derived from the Indigenous community. Building a deep understanding of the unique needs of this community, you will move beyond basic stakeholder analysis and to exhibit empathy with stakeholder collaboration.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Diploma in Technology and Innovation explores entrepreneurialism, leadership, design, and technical programming specifically geared to the burgeoning Tasmanian technology start-up sector. ​Graduates will be qualified in the application, development, and user experiences of ICT services and products. ​With the capacity to plan high-quality innovative ICT projects.

This is an excellent opportunity to access mentoring and direct contact with the Tasmanian tech start-up sector. Demand for these skills continues to grow exponentially year on year as employment projections for Software and Application Programmers are upward trending and set to grow by grow by 23% by 2024.*

Graduates of this course will have the ability to advance their careers in:

  • Technology start-up’s
  • Consulting services
  • Web development
  • Application development
  • Software development
  • Business Analyst
  • Entrepreneurial Projects

*Source: Job Outlook Australia, ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma comprises 100 credit points.  Each student completes 4 core knowledge units and 3 project units.

Accelerated Study Period 1

This unit extends a student's understanding of the development of applications on mobile ready platforms. To enable a richer experience in understanding the development process the unit will focus on one mobile platform. Emphasis is placed on the processes, tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartAccelerated Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will focus on enriching the student's current skill set for technical web programming and development. Students will explore data management techniques that support scalability and usability, and the efficient performance of web platforms. Integrated in the technological aspect…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartAccelerated Study Period 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The stakeholder project unit provides an opportunity for students to apply their skills to an Indigenous based problem derived from the Indigenous community. Building a deep understanding of the unique needs of this community will provide a platform for students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartAccelerated Study Period 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

     

Accelerated Study Period 2

This unit explores the relationship between design and industry to develop skills in the planning, development, and production of products and services for a target market or use-case scenario. You will learn how to identify opportunities for new product and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartAccelerated Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The industry driven project unit provides an opportunity for students to apply their skills to an industry project that they will need to work together to produce an outcome that considers the relevant market and stakeholders. In this unit student…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartAccelerated Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

     

Accelerated Study Period 3

The reverse industry pitch project unit is the capstone unit for the graduate diploma. This unit provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills to a problem pitched by industry to develop a market ready and innovative solution. This…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartAccelerated Study Period 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

BAA513 Innovation and Enterprise

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree preferably in IT or cognate discipline and successful completion of the programming ability test.

Entry to the course is competitive. Applicants will be ranked on a combination of their programming ability test result along with their undergraduate degree results.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma of Technology and Innovation may be eligible to enter the Masters of Information Technology and Systems (K7I) with up to 100 credit points of credit (entry depends on undergraduate qualifications because K7I is an accredited course).

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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